Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center celebrates our Top Docs!


Each year, publications 360 West magazine and Fort Worth Magazine publish their list of top doctors selected through a peer-reviewed nomination and voting process. The Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center was honored to have multiple physicians recognized as Top Docs for 2022. 360 West recognizes top doctors within Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Hood and Denton … Continue reading Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center celebrates our Top Docs!

Cook Children’s and Covenant Children’s: Providing neurology care in Lubbock


A pediatric neurologist from Cook Children’s is now seeing patients in Lubbock thanks to a hospital partnership that brings specialized care closer to home for residents of West Texas and eastern New Mexico. Jennifer Pitts, M.D. joined the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children’s in December and opened her full-time practice at … Continue reading Cook Children’s and Covenant Children’s: Providing neurology care in Lubbock

Epilepsy is more than seizures: Epilepsy Awareness Month


Cook Children’s Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center continues the tradition of making November, Epilepsy Awareness Month, a priority each year as we aim to bring more attention to this common, yet rarely discussed condition. Epilepsy affects 1 in 26 people during their lifetime and 3.4 million people currently live with active epilepsy in the U.S. … Continue reading Epilepsy is more than seizures: Epilepsy Awareness Month

Linh Tran, D.O., M.S., joins Cook Children’s Epilepsy Program


Cook Children’s Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center continues to grow our team in an effort to provide the highest quality care to children in our region. In August 2021, Dr. Linh Tran joins Neurology as an epileptologist in our Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. Dr. Tran is a native of Fort Worth and completed her Doctor … Continue reading Linh Tran, D.O., M.S., joins Cook Children’s Epilepsy Program

Primary Steps for Primary Care: Microcephaly


Central to a newborn examination is the tracking of growth parameters; head circumference is a key component in that evaluation. Identification of an abnormal head circumference, especially in the context of developmental delays, warrants evaluation by a neurologist and possibly a geneticist. Though it’s a frequently encountered exam finding, microcephaly is a poorly defined condition … Continue reading Primary Steps for Primary Care: Microcephaly

New-Onset Seizure Clinic Seeks to Decrease Wait Time for Initial Evaluation


A child’s first unprovoked seizure is one of the most common problems referred to pediatric neurologists. This affects up to 40,000 children each year. While most of these patients will never have a second seizure, it is a frightening time for the family as they await diagnostic workup and neurology consultation. To help expedite care, … Continue reading New-Onset Seizure Clinic Seeks to Decrease Wait Time for Initial Evaluation

Research Shedding New Light On Causes and Treatments of Pediatric Stroke


In 2009, Fernando Acosta, M.D. and Marcela Torres, M.D. created an outpatient multidisciplinary comprehensive stroke clinic with the primary goal of improving stroke care and patient outcomes. With this goal at the forefront, they joined the International Pediatric Stroke Study and opened for enrollment in April 2012. The study entitled “Towards the Establishment of Standards … Continue reading Research Shedding New Light On Causes and Treatments of Pediatric Stroke